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George R. R. Martin not writing an episode for Game of Thrones Season 5

Jul 26, 2014

Right on the heels of the Season 5 casting news, renowned author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin, has announced that he will not be writing an episode for Game of Thrones Season...

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True Blood

True Blood: An Inside look at Comic-Con 2014

Jul 27, 2014

There was definitely a bittersweet feeling when looking at the stream of incoming Comic-Con pictures and tidbits.  Most diehard fans find themselves anxiously counting down the days until the...

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The Leftovers

The Leftovers Season 1: “Gladys”

Jul 28, 2014

“One of our…” Anyone who has watched The Leftovers so far has surely experienced at least one moment of discomfort when it comes to the Guilty Remnant. As someone who read the book, I...

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New Movies

Movie Review: Getaway

Jul 26, 2014

Many times in reviews the term “mindless entertainment” is thrown around, with such ease that the term itself has become a cliché. However for a film as clichéd and campy as Getaway it’s...

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Hard Knocks Season 9 Preview: Atlanta Falcons

Hard Knocks Season 9 Preview: Atlanta Falcons

On the surface, the Atlanta Falcons was one of the most straightforward and uneventful teams for a new season of HBO’s Hard Knocks. However, an eventful offseason and a chance to improve on a disappointing 2013 season will help add some spice to the show. For those unfamiliar with the team, here are eight things to watch for when Hard Knocks returns on Tuesday:   1. Rookie Rundown The transition from the college ranks to the NFL is a big one. Many players struggle to adjust to the speed and physicality of the professional game. After a rough 2013 season, the Falcons were in a position to take arguably the most pro-ready player...

What’s On: HBO Schedule For August 2014

What’s On: HBO Schedule For August 2014

  Some could say HBO is a bit light in August as the network saves big events for later to compete with TVs Fall Schedule. But, if you are fans of certain shows and personalities than the dog days of summer will be just right for you. We have more from Bon Temps, LA, Mapleton, NY and the Cathouse as well as Katt, Nixon, Falcons and Smaug. That sounds like an interesting assortment, doesn’t it? Plus, I’m sure there are more treats across the platforms to explore. Let’s find out What’s On for August 2014. Originals: Three original scripted shows sit in the month of August. We add the comedy of Chris Lilley and on the dramatic side...

The Leftovers Season 1: “Gladys”

The Leftovers Season 1: “Gladys”

“One of our…” Anyone who has watched The Leftovers so far has surely experienced at least one moment of discomfort when it comes to the Guilty Remnant. As someone who read the book, I have a bit more understanding of their cause than the show has provided thus far but the entire organization has served its purpose of providing a terrifying reality of how people cope with tragedy. A religious cult, whose main desire is to constantly remind the world of those they have lost, is not a far cry from what might actually happen in our society should something like the Rapture ever happen. The episode began with the horrifying scene where a...

True Blood: An Inside look at Comic-Con 2014

True Blood: An Inside look at Comic-Con 2014

There was definitely a bittersweet feeling when looking at the stream of incoming Comic-Con pictures and tidbits.  Most diehard fans find themselves anxiously counting down the days until the famous San Diego event, which always seems to provide exciting news about all our favorite shows. Despite this being the last year the True Blood gang will attend representing the widely viewed HBO show, they approached their panel with the same excitement as their very first year. The panel took place yesterday, July 26th at 5pm PST/ 8pm EST time. and definitely didn’t disappoint. The star-studded panel was one of the best we’ve seen yet and...

Movie Review: Getaway

Movie Review: Getaway

Many times in reviews the term “mindless entertainment” is thrown around, with such ease that the term itself has become a cliché. However for a film as clichéd and campy as Getaway it’s the only real term you can use. Getaway is not a smart film, but if you are looking for a film to watch while eating dinner, or entertaining guests at a party and want to have some explosions in the background this is a wise choice. Ethan Hawke plays an ex-racecar driver who discovers his wife has been kidnapped by a strange man. The man proceeds to instruct Hawke to do tasks for him in order to get his wife back. The man (played by Jon Voight)...

George R. R. Martin not writing an episode for Game of Thrones Season 5

George R. R. Martin not writing an episode for Game of Thrones Season 5

Right on the heels of the Season 5 casting news, renowned author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin, has announced that he will not be writing an episode for Game of Thrones Season 5. George has previously written one episode for each of the four past seasons. Depending on your perspective, this could be either good or bad news, as his reasoning is that he wants to focus on completing The Winds of Winter. The full scoop is over on Vulture, but here are the relevant parts of the transcript: Which shooting location are you going to choose to visit this season? Seems like a tough one since you’ve added another warm, exotic...

Boardwalk Empire Season 5 Teasers: “One Is the Loneliest” & “Saint James”

Boardwalk Empire Season 5 Teasers: “One Is the Loneliest” & “Saint James”

A new trailer has surfaced and we add it here: It sounds like only one man will stand alone when all is said and done. Just which one will it be? By the looks on their faces none of these men are going to go down easily. But, clearly some will be on the bad end of a “tommy gun” and in a pine box because, well…   All Empires Must Fall.   We also just learned that the series will jump forward in time. This is the final season of Boardwalk Empire. Are you sad to see it go? Cry with us all in the comments...

Game of Thrones Season 4 Blooper Reel

Game of Thrones Season 4 Blooper Reel

In case the huge Season 5 casting news wasn’t enough for one day, the Game of Thrones San Diego Comic-Con panel also showed a bloopers/outtakes reel for Season 4. Take a look: This is the first time we’ve seen this sort of thing from the show. Hopefully the trend continues! Game of Thrones returns in Spring 2015. We’ll provide an exact air date when we have it.

Game of Thrones Season 5 Cast Revealed!

Game of Thrones Season 5 Cast Revealed!

As revealed at the Game of Thrones San Diego Comic-Con panel today, we now have official casting news for the upcoming fifth season. The new roles are as follows: Doran Martell will be played by Alexander Siddig. “Doran Martell is the ruling lord of Dorne and older brother to the late Prince Oberyn Martell. Unlike his brother, Doran is even-tempered and deliberate. Now, all of Dorne waits to see how their lord will react to his brother’s death.”       Trystane Martell will be played by Toby Sebastian. “Trystane Martell is Prince Doran’s son and heir to Dorne. His father betrothed him to Myrcella Baratheon as part...

Big Stars in HBO Sports Comedy 7 DAYS OF HELL

Big Stars in HBO Sports Comedy 7 DAYS OF HELL

7 DAYS OF HELL is an original movie getting on the fast track with HBO. Andy Samberg (SNL and Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Kit Harington (GAME OF THRONES) are said to star. It is an original concept based on the true 2010 event when two tennis players at Wimbledon competed for eleven hours over three days. Samberg is behind it alongside writer Murray Miller (GIRLS). It is being developed as a ‘mock’umentary style comedy. According to Deadline, Samberg(right) and Harington(below) will play rival players on the court. Samberg’s Aaron Williams is tennis’ superstar bad boy, while Harington’s Charles Poole is channeling Andy Murray, a tennis...

Neil deGrasse Tysion Joins Bill Maher (Again)

Neil deGrasse Tysion Joins Bill Maher (Again)

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 12th season FRIDAY, JULY 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:00 p.m., exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with guests. Economist Richard D. Wolff is the top-of-show interview guest. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are political consultant Hogan Gidley, journalist Amy Goodman and author Matt Kibbe. Neil was on the show not too long ago and as always the man kept the...

HBO Documentary Films: THE NEWBURGH STING

HBO Documentary Films: THE NEWBURGH STING

Overview: On May 20, 2009, four men from the impoverished and largely African-American city of Newburgh, NY, were apprehended for an alleged terror plot. They had no history of violence or terrorist ties, but had been drawn by a Pakistani FBI informant into a carefully orchestrated scheme to bomb Jewish synagogues in a wealthy New York City suburb and fire Stinger missiles at U.S. military supply planes. Their dramatic arrest, complete with armored cars, a SWAT team and FBI aircraft, played out under the gaze of major TV outlets, ultimately resulting in 25-year prison sentences for the “Newburgh Four”. Amidst the media frenzy surrounding...

Olivia Munn on THE NEWSROOM’s Final Season

Olivia Munn on THE NEWSROOM’s Final Season

Zap2it got a strong quote from Olivia Munn, who plays Sloane Sabbith on Aaron Sorkin’s THE NEWSROOM. Since there has been little buzz about the show as it approaches its third and final season HBOWatch thought we’d better get that quote to you.   Olivia Munn told the site – “I love [Season 3 being the last] because, one, I think it’s so much better to do a project where everyone’s excited about doing it and the work is really great and you’re excited about it. Sorkin writes every single episode. I’m sure there are other things that he has to do in his life, that he wants to do, and that takes a lot of...

JONAH FROM TONGA Controversy

JONAH FROM TONGA Controversy

Chris Lilley and his brand of humor, seen on HBO in SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH, ANGRY BOYS and JA’MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL, is getting the heat put to him and now carries the label of ‘racist.’ It has surfaced now because his latest show and character have raised the ire of some. JONAH FROM TONGA is the name of the show and the character coming our way beginning 08.08.14, providing irate groups don’t get it removed. Their peeve is the use of ‘brownface’ and denigrating a class of people, namely those that hail from Polynesian Tonga. The mockumentray style show already aired in Australia and didn’t seem to gather any negative...

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